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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Family Day 2012

I was wondering what people across Canada are doing for Family Day..
I know not every province celebrates it.. [ I for one am not a fan, taking another day off in already shortened month to spend money in the name of Family Day ]
I do that every weekend..

who is willing to share their thoughts and plans..of the forced spend money holiday by our trusted Government..
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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While most have Family Day off, my spouse and I don't, so we will be working and trying to find daycare (hopefully before "Family Day").
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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I was wondering what people across Canada are doing for Family Day..
I know not every province celebrates it.. [ I for one am not a fan, taking another day off in already shortened month to spend money in the name of Family Day ]
I do that every weekend..

who is willing to share their thoughts and plans..of the forced spend money holiday by our trusted Government..
Here is an idea go out ice fishing, it free fishing weekend (no license required).
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #4
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While most have Family Day off, my spouse and I don't, so we will be working and trying to find daycare (hopefully before "Family Day").
Isn't it a statutory holiday?
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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Isn't it a statutory holiday?
Not in NL ........... However, St.Patrick's Day and St.George's Day are both statutory holidays here in NL.
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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Looks like it is for about half of the country.


← Canada Travel Home | Stat Holidays 2012 | March Break

Family Day is the third Monday of February and observed as a public (or statutory) holiday in the three Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. (Manitoba celebrates Louis Riel Day and it's Islander Day in Prince Edward Island.)

In 2012, Family Day falls on Monday, February 20.


Most workers, public or private, are entitled to take statutory holidays off with regular pay. Some businesses remain open on holidays, such as medical clinics and some stores, restaurants, and tourist attractions.

Family Day 2012 - Family Day 2012 Holiday

EDIT I noted that the website had an ad for a strip club accompanying a blurb about family day. Go figure.
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 08:23 PM   #7
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I plan to stay home, sleep in, and revel in the fact that it's a Monday and I'm not at work.

Then I'm going to read a book and watch some TV.

Cost: nothing.
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #8
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I believe BC will get its first Family Day next February.
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #9
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I love family day. My wife has to work since she is with the federal government, & my kids daycare is open since it is in Quebec (who doesn't have family day), but I work in Ontario and get the stat holiday all to myself. Will try to force myself to keep the kids home, even though I still have to fork out the massive $14 for subsidized daycare.

I would be for standardizing stat holidays accross the country. Granted I don't think people in Alberta want to have St. Jean Baptist day off...


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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #10
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I lost a float holiday thanks to Dalt's forced holiday...the effff'n wiener. I now get a long weekend in February instead of when I want it. Thanks Dalt the Dud...
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